The Lynda.com online video tutorial platform has received great support from Edinburgh Award Digital Ambassador students who trialled the new service over the summer.
A cohort of 20 students from across the University trialled and commended the quality and variety of tutorials available via the platform.
The students trialled a wide range of courses across the IT, Creative and Business streams (including Data Visualization Storytelling Essentials, Word.Press.com Storytelling Essentials, Introduction to Content Marketing and Photojournalism and Photo Essay Fundamentals).
“I did two courses and a learning path to become an Instructional Developer. Although the learning path was challenging Lynda was very easy to use. I was able to go back to look at parts that I wanted to work on more. I will definitely keep using Lynda was much as possible to work on skills I want to improve,” Doctor of Philosophy (Education) student Dana Dabbous explained.
Pranav Bheemsetty is studying Computer Science & Electronics and said, “I found Lynda.com a great source to develop my technical skills. I learnt about various software available via Adobe Creative Cloud. The videos were top notch.”
Katherine Bonnycastle, PhD Biomedical Sciences, completed three Lynda courses; “They were quite basic courses but very informative and not hard to follow along. It was good that they were in short video format. I took a course on Twitter for Business, Google Analytics and Managing Content. Although I did know about some of the information it reinforced what I should be doing and how to get the most out of my digital presence.”
These students were among a pilot cohort of 20 who used Lynda.com as evidence for their Edinburgh Award: Digital Ambassadors digital portfolios.
Lynda.com is on an online skills development service offering an extensive library of high quality video courses in digital, technology, creative and business skills. The University has recently procured a three-year campus-wide license for use by non-visiting staff and students.
For more information please see: www.ed.ac.uk/is/lynda